Calling All Cars
Old Time Radio Programs, Calling All Cars
December 3, 2012
Wild, wacky stuff!
It's police procedure from 15 years before Dragnet's premiere episode. Many of the episodes are set in and around L.A., offering a glimpse into what is a very remote past here. For example "Opium Den" recounts the raid of the last such place in Old Chinatown, and only a few years before the entire neighborhood was razed to build Union Station.
Funnily enough, in "The Man Who Walked Like An Ape" the title villain sounds *exactly* like Fred Flintstone. I can't confirm it, but it's certainly possible as he was old enough, and he did do radio acting.
October 14, 2011
These recordings are of varying quality. Some of these are TOP NOTCH recording while others are somewhat audible. Be aware of the following:
202. Sirens in the Night - THe audio lists this as "broadcast 200", and is NOT "Sirens In The Night"
290. Man With the Injured Knee - IA Copy is only 20 minutes long, ending is cut off
293. The Wicked Flea - IA Copy is only 10 minutes long, only the beginning is online